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VOL. 127 | NO. 252 | Thursday, December 27, 2012

Greenline to Keep Growing in 2013

In the coming year, the Shelby Farms Greenline could move a bit farther west from Tillman Street, where it now ends, to the Poplar Avenue viaduct with a goal of linking up with the Broad Avenue Arts District.

Agency Absorption

Advertising firms expand employee rosters, Downtown footprints

The Downtown Memphis office market has long been one of the more cost-effective of the city’s submarkets when it comes to rental rates, especially when amenities and ambiance are factored into leasing decisions.

Bass Berry Law Firm Honored for Recent Deals

The law firm of Bass, Berry & Sims PLC has won the mergers and acquisitions “deal of the year” award in the $50 million to $100 million category from M&A Advisors.

MEMPHIS LAW TALK

Diverse Career Leads Morris to Husch Blackwell’s Aviation Group

Native Memphian and Germantown High School alum, William Morris, has joined the Memphis office of Husch Blackwell LLP, a St. Louis-based litigation and business law firm with 600 attorneys across the country and in London.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
90°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 8 mph
Humidity: 52%

EVENTS

The South Main Art Trolley Tour will be held Friday, Dec. 28, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the South Main Historic Arts District. Email info@southmainmemphis.net.

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LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Top 10 Smart Marketing Trends for 2013

Make it your resolution to execute these Top 10 smart marketing trends in 2013.

Stranded During Christmas Decorating

My understanding of Christmas tree lights, in a word, is nada, zilch, nil. OK, so that’s three words. I plug in a strand. If the bulbs light up, we’re good. If they don’t, I’m lost.

Get More Out of Your Corporate Retreat

Have you ever asked yourself why you are taking a corporate retreat? Is it because the company has always had one and it is just an event on autopilot? Is it intended to reinforce the company line? What do you as a leader really get out of it? What does everyone else get out of it? If it is designed to be a “morale builder” and a session to “build consensus” you may be wasting your time and money. There is nothing worse for morale than having a lockdown then hotboxing people who work over 50 hour weeks. These people likely feel that they are getting behind on their work treadmill and worse, they resent the time away from home and family.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Starbucks Cups to Come With a Political Message

NEW YORK (AP) – Starbucks is using its coffee cups to jump into the political fray in Washington.

Shoppers Disappoint Retailers

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. shoppers spent cautiously this holiday season, a disappointment for retailers who slashed prices to lure people into stores and now must hope for a post-Christmas burst of spending.

Ticket Rush: Film Fans Hand Hollywood Record Cash

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The big deal for Hollywood is not the record $10.8 billion that studios took in domestically in 2012. It's the fact that the number of tickets sold went up for the first time in three years.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

US Economy Could Handle Short Fall Over 'Cliff'

WASHINGTON (AP) – The economic threat that's kept many Americans on edge for months is nearing reality – unless the White House and Republicans cut a budget deal by New Year's Day.

Judge Deciding if Stores Must Post Tobacco Apology

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A federal judge will soon decide whether your next tank of gas or bottle of soda comes with a free apology from the Marlboro man and Joe Camel.

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